Our wheelchair accessible cubby house is here!
The girls are all really excited, Ashlea in particular. She tried very hard to be patient while it was being installed, but for about the last hour of the installation she told me every 30 seconds:
Want to play in cubby, Mummy.Here it is - that's Ashlea's head in the window - there was no getting her out of there once she was allowed in:
There is no way we would have been able to afford something like this if we had to pay for it ourselves. After seeing a friend's accessible cubby, we decided to try applying for FAF funding to cover the cost. Seeing as we applied for an accessible cubby we received the full $2000 towards the cost (which was $2028 installed - from Playcraft Cubbies).
We had it installed adjacent to the ramp so that Ashlea can access it independently. Even though it is wheelchair accessible (for her chair anyway - I haven't tried any other chairs), she is mostly going to crawl in there as crawling gives her more freedom. You will notice it also has side rails, no ladders (much to Ashlea's horror) and no slippery dips. The idea was for it to be safe for all the children without the need for me to be there every second.
Come inside for some afternoon tea:
Do you like your cubby Ashlea???
Are you sure?
So, who wants to come over for a play?